Entries Tagged as 'Google Social Search'

Welcome To The Google Plus Knowledge Graph for Brands?

August 27th, 2012 · 4 Comments

TechCrunch Google Plus

Google Plus links have been showing up here and there in Google Knowledge Graph results, but I think the big G just pushed into overdrive. This morning I noticed Google Plus profiles showing up where Google Knowledge graph data has been displayed on SERPs that target brand queries, along with some new formats. Some of [...]

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How To Get +1s For Your Local Business

January 23rd, 2012 · 3 Comments

And while I’m on the subject, Stever has a great post up on some tips for Encouraging Google +1 Votes for Local Business Websites. Key point for unsuspecting SMBs to take note of: “Forget the new schemes popping up to buy hundreds of plus 1 votes. Those will be meaningless to a local business as [...]

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Tags: Google · Google Place Pages · Google Plus · Google Social Search

Google+ Needs Tight Local Networks To Succeed

January 23rd, 2012 · 6 Comments

SearchEngineLand just published Google Plus Connections Are The New Link, some thoughts of mine on how local search co’s and SMBs may try to leverage Google Search Plus Your World to improve local SEO. After rereading it, it seems clear that as more and more organic results are deemed to have “local intent”, the only [...]

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Tags: Google · Google Place Search · Google Plus · Google Social Search

Google Results Suck? Try Google Plus?

January 20th, 2012 · 7 Comments

  I don’t recall seeing these little prompts in the search results before.

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Google Plus SEO Jujitsu – Google SEO Guide

January 18th, 2012 · 6 Comments

  A few years ago on these august pages I did a post on Reputation Management Jujitsu as a way of obtaining links by saying nice things about companies with poor online reputations. The idea being that these companies are eager to link to blogs saying positive things about their brand. Now that Google Search [...]

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Tags: Google · Google Plus · Google Social Search · Linkbuilding

Hitler Hears About Google Search Plus Your World

January 13th, 2012 · 16 Comments

I couldn’t resist. Update: As of 2/10/12 this video has been seen over 170,000 times. ¬†Achtung Baby!

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Google Plus Friends Are The New Link

January 13th, 2012 · 7 Comments

It’s pretty clear that Google Search Plus Your World – Boy that sounds like something out of a sci-fi novel where some machine has taken over and is breeding humans for advertisers (never happen right?) – could radically alter the SERPs for queries that match up with content with strong social signals in your network [...]

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Tags: Google · Google Place Pages · Google Social Search

Google’s Search Plus Your World – Say That Ten Times Fast

January 10th, 2012 · 4 Comments

So far I am not a fan. When I am looking for info on Bronycon, I don’t need to see the Bronycon info that I shared, or that my friends have shared, as the default result. Would be much better as an option to filter the results. And who came up with that mouthful of [...]

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Google HotPot Was Always Sort of a Crock

April 8th, 2011 · 7 Comments

Lior Ron announced today that Google is dumping the HotPot brand for its local reviews system and rolling it into Google Places. It’s a good move and I am guessing an indicator of more product coherence from GOOG as a result of Larry Page becoming CEO. I was always confused by the HotPot brand. Most, [...]

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Tags: Google · Google Maps · Google Place Pages · Google Place Search · Google Social Search · Online Reviews

Yahoo Mail Goes All Social On Me

November 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I just sent an email out to a bunch of local seo types and saw this on the “message sent” confirmation screen:

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Tags: Google Social Search · Local Search · Online Reviews · Yahoo Local